From happenings in and around our community to useful senior living news, our blog can keep you up to date.

6 Tips for Preparing for a Move to Senior Living

You’ve sold your home to a wonderful buyer and are ready to experience a stress-free lifestyle at your new senior living community. But there’s one last step to complete before you can move on to your new adventure: preparing to move! It may feel overwhelming to decide what to pack, donate or take with you. …

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What Are Your Independent Senior Living Must-Haves?

After much thought and planning, you have decided that independent living at a retirement community is the right choice for you. Now, as you weigh your options, you find that there are numerous communities out there all competing for your valuable time and attention. It’s overwhelming. The easiest way to narrow down your options when …

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How Friendships Later in Life Impact Our Well-Being

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of happiness that comes from engaging in conversation with a close friend. If even the thought of reconnecting with a friend makes you feel more positive, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent study published in The Journals of Gerontology highlights how everyday contact with friends can result in …

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5 Reasons Now is the Best Time Find a Senior Living Community

We all know that our health needs change as we age, but how many of us are fully prepared for that future? When planning for retirement, it can be difficult to acknowledge that at some point we may need a little extra help, or may find our households and social lives more difficult to manage.  …

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Benefits of Living in a Life Care Community

What is Life Care? It’s exactly what the name suggests: care for life. There’s more to it than that, and we can help you better understand what Life Care is and why a Life Care community should be at the top of your list if you are considering making the move to a retirement community. …

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The Difference Between Assisted Living and Independent Living

What if you could retire in an active, vibrant community that also lets you plan for your future healthcare needs – many, many years down the road? That’s the distinct advantage of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), also known as Life Care communities, that offer customizable independent living homes while also allowing you to plan …

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Retirement Living Options Near Pittsburgh

As you look towards retirement, what do you picture? The answer is deeply personal and differs for everyone. Common factors that can color your response might include location, community and required care, as well as the number of times you are willing to move — if you choose to move at all. At Friendship Village …

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Services & Amenities Enhance the Senior Living Experience

When a person begins their search for a senior living community they often first look toward location, the availability of health services and whether the community fits within their budget. These are all important considerations, but we also encourage you to think about lifestyle. We know that services and amenities play a significant role in …

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Why Should You Choose a Life Care Community Over Other Senior Living Options?

Where do you want to live in your retirement years? These days, there are many more alternatives for senior living than ever before. Active adult communities are for those ages 55+, and most simply offer a place to live like a free-standing home, apartment, or townhome. Many independent living communities provide a residence with additional …

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Top 5 Reasons to Consider Retiring in Pittsburgh, PA

If you live in the Pittsburgh area or you’ve visited here, you understand what people mean when they say the city blends the best of small-town friendliness with the benefits of big-city living. That welcoming atmosphere is also what makes the Steel City an attractive retirement destination. It offers all the three C’s – culture, …

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